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GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson
© Copyright The Board of Trustees, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 1200 cm long; 60 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 25–40 cm long; distally glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three. Culm-sheaths hispid; with dark brown hairs; hairy on margins; auriculate; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 3–4 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; reflexed; scabrid. Leaves 4–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 50–55 cm long; striately veined; glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2 mm long; obtuse. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 11–18 cm long; 17–28 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 12–14 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous; hairless throughout. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.
DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.
NOTES Bambuseae. Camus 1996.
Please cite this publication as detailed in How to Cite Version: 16th November 2012.